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2022:07:03 21:00:00 Europe/AthensThe Experts MeetingThe Experts Meeting - More informations on /events/event/3796-the-experts-meetingCross section archiveSkafte Aymo-Boot, Maria Lalou
An attempt to preserve significance of a pause.
cross section archive is pleased to welcome you to the installation The Experts Meeting. The thirds and last annual event by cross section archive for 2021-22 on the theme The Antimonument.
On Friday 10th June six people sat down in the Library of the Netherlands Institute at Athens to discuss the term the Antimonument and its relation to the city. The founders of cross section archive, Maria Lalou and Skafte Aymo-Boot, invited four experts in different fields to create a definition of the Antimonument through a communal effort: Hilde de Bruijn - curator and advisor in the arts, Sofia Dona - artist and architect, Platon Issaias - architect, researcher and educator & Vladimir Stissi - archaeologist and architecture historian. A prologue of the meeting was formed by developing/capturing a sort of vocabulary with the starting point in certain significant notions on the term The Antimonument suggested by Lalou & Aymo-Boot. This 'vocabulary' term were approached by each one in reference to a personal memory, an attempt for etymology, a representational parathesis etc. The prologue advanced to a series of questions, moving away from the independent perspectives towards a critical presence or speculative perspective of the potentiality of The Antimonument, concluding in a new series of possible terms to be added to the vocabulary.
The exhibition The Experts Meeting is a visual documentation from each one's oral perspectives to a registered text projected on the wall in the space of cross section archive. During a performance on Monday 13th June at 21:00, the projected text will be created from the recorded words live in the space by multimedia programmer Giuliano Anzani, from which point it will be running in a loop every evening after dark.
opening-live performance : Monday 13th June 2022 at 21:00 - 23:00
'The Experts Meeting' concept, directors and organisers: Maria Lalou & Skafte Aymo-Boot together with Hilde de Bruijn, Sofia Dona, Platon Issaias & Vladimir Stissi
sound and software : Giuliano Anzani
camera: Nikos Alexopoloulos
studio assistant: Eleftheria Litou
The exhibition will be on view from dawn until midnight - from the public space of the crossing between Mavromichali and Isavron streets, 13th - 3rd July 2022.
Kindly supported by The Netherlands Institute at Athens.
The research for The Antimonument is supported by the Hellenic Ministry of Culture & Sports
The Experts Meeting, 2022, exhibition detail, copyrights Maria Lalou & Skafte Aymo-Boot
The Experts Meeting, 2022, video still, copyrights Maria Lalou & Skafte Aymo-Boot